Long-term Stock Index Investing: Own the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF to Track Large U.S. Companies

The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the S&P 500 Index, is a quick and easy way to own nearly 500 of the largest U.S. companies. Its trading symbol is VOO.

Because VTI includes many dividend-paying stocks, be sure to elect dividend reinvestment when you buy the ETF in your brokerage account. After that the actual dividend reinvestment process will be done automatically. Here is a chart of VOO dividends.

VOO has a very low expense ratio.

The following chart show 10-year returns for an initial $10,000 investment in VOO.


Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

Name
& Monthly Returns

Symbol

Recent Prices
& Trendline Chart

Vanguard S&P 500 ETFVOO
Price charts from Alpha Vantage as of most recent close.




Portfolio Value Chart for Last 100 Daily Closes



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